Gritty Temple Owls pound No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks 77-52

Posted in Blogroll on December 23rd, 2014 by Ron Glover

(Matt Slocum/AP)

Temple stuns No. 10 Kansas with 77-52 blowout

Temple’s Quenton DeCosey fighting for a loose ball with Kansas’ Kelly Oubre Jr. was symbolic of the Owls performance against the 10th ranked Jayhawks.

It’s safe to say the month of December has been anything but cheerful for Philadelphia sports fans. Longtime Phillie Jimmy Rollins was traded, the Flyers are ranked 12th in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, the Eagles have been bumped from playoff contention and the 76ers are in year two of Operation Tank.

So it would be somewhat understandable if the unranked Temple Owls weren’t given much of a shot against No. 10 ranked Kansas right?

The Owls took good shots, played great defense and limited the Jayhawks’ second chance opportunities in a 77-52 stunner.

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